Wellesley Crew News

  • Wellesley Crew Wins Tenth Straight Seven Sisters Championship
    October 28, 2018
    Paced by a victory in the Second Varsity 8+ race and runner-up finishes in the Varsity 8+ and Novice 8+ races, Wellesley College crew captured the program’s tenth consecutive Seven Sisters title at the 2018 Seven Sisters Championship Regatta on Sunday morning on the Charles River.
  • Wellesley Crew Earns Top-Ten Time at Head Of The Charles Regatta
    October 21, 2018
    Wellesley College crew raced to a top-ten time in the Women's Collegiate 8+ event at the 54th Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) on Sunday on the Charles River in Boston. Founded in 1965, the HOCR is a two-day rowing event featuring many of the top rowers, teams and clubs from around the world. 
  • Wellesley Crew Competes Sunday at 54th Head Of The Charles Regatta
    October 18, 2018
    Wellesley College crew will compete at the 54th Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) on Sunday, October 21, on the Charles River in Boston.
  • Wellesley Crew Opens 2018-19 Season at Quinsigamond Snake Regatta
    October 13, 2018
    Wellesley College crew opened the fall racing season on Saturday at the annual Quinsigamond Snake Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond, competing in the Women’s Varsity 8 and Women’s Novice 8 races.
  • Wellesley Crew's Campbell Named CRCA First Team All-American
    July 16, 2018
    Wellesley College crew senior Kelsey Campbell (Broomfield, Colo.) has been named a 2018 Pocock/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) First Team All-American. Campbell, also the 2018 New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rower of the Year is the ninth first team All-America selection for the Blue during the tenure of Head Coach Tessa Spillane.
  • Wellesley Crew Finishes 2018 as NCAA Division III National Runner-up
    May 26, 2018
    The Wellesley College crew Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) earned silver and the Varsity Eight (V8+) finished fourth overall to help Blue Crew claim national runner-up honors in the team competition during Saturday’s Grand Finals at the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships at Nathan Benderson Park.
  • On To The Grands: Blue Crew Varsity, Second Varsity Crews Advance To NCAA Finals
    May 25, 2018
    The Wellesley College crew Varsity Eight took second, while the Second Varsity Eight added a first place finish as the Blue advanced both boats directly to the NCAA Division III Women’s Rowing Championship Grand Finals following Friday’s opening heats at Nathan Benderson Park.
  • See You In Sarasota: NEWMAC Champion Blue Crew Set For NCAA Championships
    May 21, 2018
    New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) champion Wellesley College crew will make the program's ninth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships, Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, 2018 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. This year's championships are being hosted by the University of Central Florida (UCF). 
  • 2V8+, 3V8+ Heat Victories Highlight Blue Crew's Day at NIRC
    May 11, 2018
    Highlighted by opening heat victories from the Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) and Third Varsity Eight (3v8+), Wellesley College crew competed in the 2018 National Invitational Rowing Championships throughout the day on Friday on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • Wellesley Crew Takes Second at NERC; All Five Boats Advance To Grand Finals
    May 05, 2018
    All five crews advanced to grand finals to help Wellesley College crew take second place in the Women’s Point Trophy standings at the 2018 New England Rowing Championships on Saturday on Lake Quinsigamond. 
  • Wellesley's Spillane Earns Seventh NEWMAC Rowing Coach of the Year Honor
    May 03, 2018
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2018 Rowing Coach of the Year on Thursday morning. After leading the Blue to their eighth consecutive conference title and their ninth straight trip to the NCAA Championships, Wellesley College Head Coach Tessa Spillane has been voted as the 2018 Rowing Coach of the Year.
  • Blue Crew Wins 9th NEWMAC Title In Program History, Automatic NCAA Bid
    April 28, 2018
    Wellesley College crew took first place in all four races to win the 2018 New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rowing Championship on Saturday at the Donahue Rowing Center on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • 31 Blue Student-Athletes Earn NEWMAC Spring Academic All-Conference Honors
    April 26, 2018
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2018 NEWMAC Spring Academic All-Conference Teams and a total of 32 Wellesley College student-athletes representing the Blue crew, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and track & field teams have been recognized. 
  • Blue Crew Varsity 8 Named NEWMAC Boat of the Week
    April 17, 2018
    The Wellesley College crew Varsity 8+ has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Boat of the Week for the week ending April 16, 2018. 
  • No. 6 Blue Crew Battles No. 1 Bates, No. 11 Tufts In Malden River Duals
    April 14, 2018
    Matched-up against No. 1 Bates College and No. 11 Tufts University, No. 6 Wellesley College finished the day with three third place finishes in a series of duals on the Malden River.
  • No. 9 Blue Crew Posts Wins In 2V8+, 3V8+ Races to Start the Spring Season
    April 07, 2018
    No. 9 Wellesley College crew opened the 2018 spring season on Saturday, racing four 2000m events in a 15 mph quartering headwind on the Charles River. The Blue faced a good early season test against No. 3 Williams, No. 10 William Smith, and the lightweight crew from Division I MIT, earning victories in the Second Varsity 8 and Third Varsity 8 races.
  • Wellesley Athletics 2018 Spring Schedules Are Now Available
    November 21, 2017
    The 2018 Wellesley Athletics spring schedules for crew, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis and track & field are now available online at wellesleyblue.com.
  • Wellesley Crew Wins Ninth Straight Seven Sisters Title
    October 29, 2017
    Wellesley College crew won two of three events to claim the program's ninth consecutive Seven Sisters title at the 32nd Annual Seven Sisters Championship Sunday morning on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. 
  • Blue Crew Takes 14th/20th in V8+, 31st in V4+ At 53rd Head Of The Charles
    October 22, 2017
    Wellesley College crew kicked-off their 2017-18 campaign on Sunday afternoon at the 53rd annual Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR). Founded in 1965, the HOCR is a two-day rowing event held on the Charles River in Boston that feature many of the top rowers, teams and clubs from around the world.
  • 2017-18 Season Begins For Blue Crew On Sunday At 53rd Head Of The Charles Regatta
    October 18, 2017
    Wellesley College crew will open the 2017-18 season at the 53rd Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) on Sunday, October 22, on the Charles River in Boston.
  • Blue Crew Announces Additions of Muller, Rippetoe To Coaching Staff
    October 05, 2017
    Wellesley College crew head coach Tessa Spillane has announced the addition of coaches Emilie Muller and Stacey Rippetoe to the team's coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. Muller will serve as the Blue's Novice Coach, in addition to working with the varsity rowers, while Rippetoe will serve as assistant coach of the varsity team.
  • Blue Crew's Barth, Duggan Cap Careers With Pocock/CRCA All-America Honors
    June 20, 2017
    The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) has announced its 2017 Pocock Division III All-America teams and Wellesley College crew has earned a pair of selections for the second consecutive year. Senior Kathryn Barth (Bellevue, Wash.) was selected to the All-America first team, while classmate Olivia Duggan (West Newbury, Mass.) earned a spot on the second team.
  • Wellesley Crew Takes Third At NCAAs; 2V8 Earns Silver, V8 Wins Bronze
    May 27, 2017
    Wellesley College crew earned the bronze in the varsity eight and the silver in the second varsity eight to take third overall at the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships at Lake Mercer. Bates College earned the team national championship for the second time in three years thanks to their combined point total from the two events.
  • Wellesley Crew Advances Both Boats To NCAA Division III Grand Finals
    May 26, 2017
    Defending NCAA Champion Wellesley College crew advanced both boats to Saturday's Grand Finals on the opening day of the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships on Friday at Lake Mercer. The Blue's Second Varsity Eight cruised to an open water victory to advance to the final, while Wellesley's Varsity Eight was the runner-up in their opening opening heat to earn a spot.
  • Wellesley Crew Set For Eighth Straight Trip To NCAA Division III Championships
    May 17, 2017
    Defending National Champion Wellesley College crew will make the program's eighth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships, May 26-27 at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, New Jersey. This year's championships will be hosted by The Ivy League and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
  • Blue Crew Wins Bronze In 2V8, 3V8 At National Invitational Rowing Championships
    May 12, 2017
    No. 6 Wellesley College crews's varsity eight took fourth place, while the second and third varsity each won bronze, and the novice eight took home gold, on Friday at the National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. Returning to Lake Quinsigamond for the third-straight week of competition, Wellesley placed all four boats in the grand finals and tied for first in the overall women's points trophy standings.
  • Wellesley's Spillane Named 2017 NEWMAC Rowing Coach of the Year
    May 10, 2017
    The New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2017 Rowing Coach of the Year following the conference championships. After leading the Blue to their seventh consecutive championship title, Head Coach Tessa Spillane has been voted as the 2017 Rowing Coach of the Year.
  • Blue Crew Wins 2017 NEWMAC Title, Automatic Bid To NCAAs
    April 29, 2017
    Wellesley College crew earned victories in the First, Second and Fourth Varisty Eight races to claim the program's seventh-consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship on Saturday morning on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • Wellesley Lands 21 On NEWMAC Spring Academic All-Conference Teams
    April 27, 2017
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2017 Spring Academic All-Conference teams and 21 Wellesley College student-athletes from four teams have been recognized for their success in the classroom.
  • Blue Crew's 2nd Varsity 8 Named NEWMAC Boat of the Week
    April 18, 2017
    Wellesley College crew's Second Varsity Eight has been named the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Boat of the Week for the week ending April 16, 2017.
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